Dec 27, 2010

December 27, 2010 - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I have to tell you my ward here is wonderful. They filled our tiny little christmas tree with tons of gifts for us to open on Christmas. It ranged from candy to mouthwash (are they trying to tell us something?) from clothes to gift cards.  It was great.  I love this ward sooo much.  They have been wonderful to us. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season.  I wish you all the best and thank you all for all that you do for me.  You all are awesome and the Lord is blessing you greatly for everything you do!  Keep it up and Merry Christmas! Have a prosperous, blessed new year and may God protect you in all things.  Love you all very much.
A hui hou,
Elder Watson

Dec 6, 2010

December 6, 2010 - Beautiful Baptism

Hey everybody!!!!
How are you all doing?  I hope your holiday seasons are going wonderfully!  The holidays are sooooooooo different in the mission!  Still good but different!  So this weekend was a great weekend as we were able to watch another of our investigators get baptized!  His name is Ryan Bubakar and his mom, who is also investigating the church was able to make it. For a while it looked like she wouldn't be able to come but she made it!  She was sooo touched by how many members had come to watch and support Ryan get baptized.  We had a wonderful short program for him and Elder Chandia and I provided the "entertainment".  OMGoodness you should have been there. So we found out recently that we sing very well together.  We decided to sing Be Still My Soul and In Humility Our Saviour.  We practiced and practiced and it sounded GREAT!!!  But when the time came we bombed.  I don't know what happened but we just couldn't get it on the right note.  It was too high, too low, we were on the wrong keys!  I don't know.  All I know it that I was laughing so hard and decided to bear my testimony instead.  Poor Elder Chandia was sooo embarrased he walked out of the room and didn't want to come back in!  I have been with this ward soo long I feel they are family and know that they are very forgiving so I wasn't embarrased at all.  Anyways, back on to the Bubakar's, the mom felt the spirit so strongly that baptism day and was able to meet many of the members and make some good friends.  Yesterday Ryan was confirmed and Sis. Bubakar decided to stay for the full three hours this time, (this being her second time to church).  She loved it!  She was welcomed into the ward as though she had been a member all her life and learned so much.  We asked if she was ready for her baptism on the 18th and she laughed and asked us, "Do you think I'm ready?"  We were like "Yeah!"  She goes, "Yeah, I'm ready!"  We were soooo elated. Anyway, we are excited to be ending the year with two maybe three baptisms.  We haven't been so good at finding lately so I think the next couple of months are going to be hard!  Teaching pool is small.  But we have great faith, elder chandia and I.  I know the Lord will bless us with the righteous desires of my heart.  Let me know how you all are doing.  Thank you for all your letters, love, and support!  Thank you for being so patient with my slow responses!  I love you all and hope all is well! Happy Holidays.  May God be with you!
Elder Watson!!!